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  1. $6000... what a joke! https://www.msn.com/en-ca/entertainment/other/reckless-alberta-judge-fines-b-c-man-6-000-for-catching-trout-in-national-park/ar-AA1a4O3q?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=c67bbcd6161445bfbac9bdae56e58822&ei=10
  2. Greg was on the current season of Alone but backed out on day 6, glad to hear he won't be winning anything.
  3. Trout Unlimited Canada BOW RIVER CHAPTER 29th Annual Tackle Swap Fly fishing gear of all kinds MAY 8, 2022 10 AM - 1 PM Triwood Community Arena 2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW Calgary Entry By Donation Garage Sale Format Sell your used fishing gear! $30 for up to 3 tables To book or for more info, contact: tubowriverchapter@gmail.com
  4. I went to Burstall Lake with them several years ago. I don't have any pictures of the cabin, but imagine a super basic cabin made of studs and plywood. There was a living room type area with a couple basic chairs, a kitchen with a fridge, stove, and dishes, then three bedroom areas with just a doorway entrance but no door, each one had a set of plywood bunks. The fishing was quite good, lots of 3-6 lb lakers and pike up to 10 lbs with a few up to 20.
  5. Update, one of the poachers is in court and the other has a warrant out for his arrest. Let's hope they throw the books at them! Two wilderness survivalists facing charges over Banff National Park survival challenge - RMOToday.com
  6. Where do we have Lahontan Cutthroat? Or are you thinking of the Yellowstones that are in some lakes in Banff?
  7. Looks like it's for the mountain parks, so it will probably be used for non native trout species.
  8. Hopefully we don't lose too many mountain lake fisheries...
  9. Just came across this channel on YouTube, two guys who claim to do survival / bush craft videos, and this one video / series takes place on a lake in Banff National Park. The lake is not mentioned but I know which lake it is. Several infractions are committed, including the use of drones, keeping of fish where it's not allowed, use of bait, probably random camping. Feel free to share the videos far and wide in order to shame these people, and if you happen to know these guys don't hesitate to tell them what useless trash they are. Also, Parks Canada is fully aware and are investigating. Update: Both individuals, Greg Ovens and Zachary Fowler, were contestants on season 3 of Alone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB8LlILAo40&t=5517s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RZ7sKTlQrY&list=PLjSScLBAtGMgXbxPJ_cm95Md6Cl8vCTPR&index=24
  10. Does anyone know how to access data from previous years on the Alberta Rivers website? I remember being able to enter a time period from a previous year and get the info, but can't seem to find it anywhere now.
  11. Thanks everyone for your help, I ended up speaking with a local professional builder and determined the ferrule is most likely cracked, so I have sent it in to Sage for warranty.
  12. Definitely considering that option of just using it as is, just hoping that the chipped epoxy wasn't caused by something that also caused damage to the blank. I emailed Sage today, they were quite vague but said that too much modification "could" void the warranty.
  13. Just purchased a second hand rod (lightly used), and when I received it I noticed that there were exposed and frayed threads on the ferrule (about three strands). I don't know if it was the defect or the result of an impact, but when I contacted the previous owner he said he never noticed it, and wasn't sure if he ever hit the blank with a fly. Fortunately there is warranty available (Sage), but with return shipping and all it ends up being about $100. Would you keep and use it as is, or would you warranty it to avoid the problem getting worse, threads getting wet and weakening, etc?
  14. Does anyone here have any experience using ultralight pack rafts? I'm thinking of picking one up for alpine lakes (lighter than carrying in a float tube, waders, flippers, etc.). I've heard decent things about the Klymit Litewater Dinghy, but have also heard that it tends to take on a bit of water. If so, what have you used? Also, are there any available locally?
  15. A cradle works well if you're fishing with someone, however on your own they're very tough to use. I found one at Bass Pro three years ago that's very large and had a fine rubberized mesh. It was the only net I could find that would be big enough after going to a few different stores.
  16. Sadly this isn't the first time I've heard of such things happening on our brown trout streams. Hope they catch the poachers and throw some decent fines at them.
  17. I got the flats version of the Intruder, I believe the freshwater boot is the same but with a different sole. Sizing was basically the same as street shoes. One tip, plan to wear a thick wool sock under it, it may not be necessary for warmth but it's good for comfort.
  18. Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I went with the Minn Kota Deckhand which I now have mounted on the front of my boat.
  19. It's due to the fear of whirling disease spreading, supposed there's no swimming or any other use of the lake either, signs are posted all around.
  20. You still need one in BC, and there's no discount if you're not a BC resident.
  21. So I purchased a second hand aluminum boat today, and am looking for suggestions for an anchor system, hopefully one that I can operate myself from the back of the boat. Does anyone have any suggestions on what and where to buy? Secondly, what would be the best way to set this up? Running along the side of the boat, along the floor (would probably need to be covered), or any other ideas? Thanks for any suggestions you can provide!
  22. fishpro

    28" Trout

    From a lake, day trip from Calgary.
  23. fishpro

    28" Trout

    That was the only one of the day, but worth the trip for sure.
  24. It's hard to say how much a guide certification helps. I once had a guide in BC, who was certified, tell me there were native west slope brook trout in a stream by Fernie. He was completely serious.
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